How To Get Ready For An Adoption Home Study

Relationships & Family Blog

Getting ready for an adoption home study can be nerve-wracking because the home study is a determination by a third party of how fit you are to be a parent and how well-suited your home is for children. If you don't present yourself well during the home study, there's a chance that you might not be deemed suitable to adopt. Here are some tips for getting ready for the home study.

14 July 2015

Ash Scattering Ceremonies

Relationships & Family Blog

After your loved one has been cremated, family and friends may want to gather to scatter the ashes rather than having them reside in an urn or other receptacle. Many people choose to release their loved one's ashes in a location that was meaningful to the deceased. These ceremonies are lovely and traditional, but there are more unusual options available. The following ash scattering options are not your standard fare of releasing the cremains into a body of water or in a scenic natural area.

22 May 2015

The Last Hurrah: Giving Your Loved One A Unique Farewell

Relationships & Family Blog

Over the course of many people's lifetimes, there is a chance that they will have to plan a funeral for someone they love. This is never an easy task, but it is even more difficult when you are looking for a unique way to say goodbye. When most people think of funerals, they have visions of countless flowers, a shiny, new casket and somber organ music. While there is nothing wrong with this type of ceremony, wouldn't it be great to make the service a bit more unique and personal?

19 March 2015

Specialized Relationship Counseling For LGBT Couples

Relationships & Family Blog

If you are in a same sex relationship that is in need of relationship counseling, then you will be happy to learn that there are many mental health professionals, like those at Blue Spruce Counseling, who specialize in the unique needs of LGBT clients. Relationship counselors can help you and your partner work on a wide variety of issues that come with being in a LGBT relationship, as well as those issues which are similar to those of heterosexual folks.

16 February 2015

How To Make Funeral Arrangements

Relationships & Family Blog

Few things are more disturbing than learning that a loved one or friend has just died or will be dying in the near future, which makes the responsibility of being the one designated to take care of the funeral arrangements even more difficult. Nevertheless, if you are the one that has to make these arrangements, there are many things you now have to do. Below is a list of these tasks and advice on how to handle them.

23 January 2015